One thing we both learned is that as Susan's parents, it really is our responsibility to speak for her. When she was 6 weeks old or even 10 weeks old, she could go out later in the evening and nap almost anywhere. Now that she is older, her bed time is around 8 p.m. and she likes for us to stick pretty close to that. It makes going out to dinner with her a little tricky, but it can be done. It is our job, though, as her parents to remind everyone else that while she is flexible, she is still a baby and likes to stay on her routine. When it's time to wind down before a nap or before bed, that means little to no stiumlation so that she stays relaxed. But it was a good lesson to learn.
All in all, it was a wonderful trip! As you can see from the photos below, Susan had a great time!
|Susan in her swimsuit and hat|
|Just relaxin' on the beach|
|In the ocean!|
|Having a great time on the beach!|
|Fine dining with her Uncle Philip|
|Her new favorite toy we found at the condo|
|Playing in the condo while it rained|
|With great grandmother Gig|
|With her great grandparents, Gig and Papa|
|With mom and dad on the deck|
|Smiling in her pretty white dress|
Chris will be blogging tomorrow about what happened on Sunday (departure day) and what happens when Susan basically has no naps.